The IIHF Men's World Championship is back in 2021 after last year cancelation. Finland will defend their title with 16 teams battling it out for the right to be called world champions.
The 16 teams are divided into two groups of eight, Group A and Group B.
The top four teams in each group will go through to the quarter-finals. This year there is no relegation for the side finishing bottom in each group. All 16 teams will play in next year’s championship in Finland.
Top Favorites to win the titleFavorites to win the Men’s Ice Hockey World championships are Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic.
Tournament VenuesThe championship is planned to be held without any fan attendance. It will be played in two arenas in Riga.
The first venue will be Arena Riga with capacity of 10,300 spectators. This is Latvia’s largest ice hockey arena. Arena Riga will host all games in Group B, two quarterfinal games, both semi-final games and final game on June the 6.
The second venue is the Olympic Sports Centre. It was built in 2005 and has a capacity of 6,200 spectators.
List of IHHF 2021 national broadcasters:
|Canada||TSN, RDS, FuboTV, Sling TV, TSN App|
|BiH||Arena Sport Bih|
|Czech Republic||ČT Sport|
|Finland||C More Sport|
|Norway||Viasport, Viaplay Kjøp|
|Poland||TVP Sport, TVP Sport.pl|
|Slovenia||TV Slo, Sport TV|
|Switzerland||Blue Sport, Blue Zoom|